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Why pessimism is underrated
As much as we talk about pessimism in today’s headlines, on the whole, most people around the world do not really think about the external costs of modern society and lifestyles.
5 things you need to know about Google’s early days
Goats, googols and a few other fun facts from back when Google was just 10 discs housed in a Lego cabinet.
3 myths about China's investment in Africa and why they need to be dispelled
Dozens of African leaders have made the trip to Beijing, with the aim of bolstering political and commercial ties with China.
These are the world’s best MBA programmes in 2018
Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management has overtaken the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business to clinch pole position.
What do the economic woes of Turkey, Argentina and Indonesia have in common?
The short answer is uncertainty over the global economy brought about by the economic management of the United States.
No degree? No problem, as top employers look further for hires
The reason many employers are adopting a less rigid stance when choosing their ideal candidates relates to a combination of recruitment and talent management challenges.
Booking a vacation from workplace stress could prolong your life
A new study, published in the Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, suggests there is a link between taking longer holidays and mortality rate.
Everything you need to know about water
Experts, decision-makers and innovators work together during World Water Week to foster new thinking and find solutions to some of the most pressing water-related challenges.
Is this the way to finally beat corruption?
There is no global recipe for fighting corruption, but the good news is a model is starting to form on how policy reform, innovation and leadership together can raise levels of trust and lower corruption.
Malaysia has opened a bookstore that never shuts
BookXcess stocks half a million titles in its 3,437m² complex, as well as offering a stage, a cafe and private reading spaces to encourage customers to spend more time and money inside its cavernous depths.
These are countries that eat most meat
The United States tops the list, with citizens eating an average of around 97 kg per year.
This man has four arms - two of which are controlled by someone else
The idea behind Fusion, a research project led by Yamen Saraiji from the Keio University Graduate School of Media Design, is that two people can effectively share the same body.
By 2030 we could throw away over 2bn tons of food - study
Around a third of the world’s food is lost or thrown away each year. Currently, we waste 1.6 billion tons of food annually, worth about $1.2 trillion.
People in these countries get the most paid vacation days
OECD figures for 2016 show these European countries reward their workforce with more than 30 days annual vacation entitlement.
'We need to end our obsession with paid work'
Psychologist Marie Jahoda argues that the main problem for unemployed people is that they are unable to access all the positive goods that employment provides - there is something uniquely valuable about paid work for human health and happiness.
The global appetite for meat is growing, and it’s harming the planet
In 2011, according to the Economist, the combined global total of chickens (19 billion), cows (1.5 billion), pigs (1 billion) and sheep (1 billion) outnumbered humans by three to one.
This simple technique doubled the time parents spent reading to their children
For the study in the Journal of Human Resources, researchers invited parents from eight preschools in Chicago to borrow an electronic tablet for six weeks.
7 secrets that forests are keeping from you
Forests play a key role in our lives that we don’t even recognise. Here are 7 ways how and some of their best kept secrets.